A new $621,000 library at Woodlands Primary School has been named after a former teacher, whose dedication and passion for reading helped make the library the hub of the school.
Opening the new facilities today, Education Minister Liz Constable said former library resource teacher Vicki Elsegood had made a remarkable contribution to the school and continued working until just weeks before her death in 2006.
“Vicki Elsegood encouraged a love of reading and was always seeking new ideas that would add to learning opportunities for students,” Dr Constable said.
“She was a professional, caring person dedicated to teaching and established strong relationships with students, staff and parents.
“We should never forget that for students to achieve success in literacy they must first enjoy reading and have a genuine interest in books and this was the philosophy that underpinned Vicki’s approach to teaching.
“The Vicki Elsegood Library is a very welcome addition to the school and I am sure she would be proud to know that many generations of students will develop their love of reading within its walls.”
Designed by PM & D Architects and built by SM Building and Maintenance, the new library comes at an optimum time with student numbers at the school on the rise.
The old library will become a music room and the former music room will be converted to a classroom.
“The library building itself is an outstanding structure which enhances the appearance of the school significantly,” the Minister said.
“This is a very close-knit school community with wonderful support from parents and the new library will further add to the excellent reputation of Woodlands Primary School.”
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